Aside from being boring, perfection is patently dishonest. The fallacy of perfection distracts us from recognizing and appreciating the tranquility which comes from balance. While reality is mostly described in black and white context, it is lived in grey smudged gradations. Honesty, despite its blemishes, is actually far more attractive than perfection because of its nuanced richness.
In demanding perfection, we enter a state of constant frustration and failure. The acceptance of the balance of imperfection is not so much settling as it is appreciating the gorgeous complexity of life.